Diameter 35 cm.
Steel 3. Thickness 1.5-2 mm.
Shield boss with a thickness of 2 mm. The inner diameter of the umbon is 12 cm. Height 5.5 cm.
The edge of the shield is rolled.
Painting on the inside. Steel bracket for attaching the shield to the belt.
It was used in most European countries in the XIV – XVII centuries. as a light and maneuverable shield for infantrymen.
Buckler, aka “fist shield” — one of the most popular attributes of European fencers of the Middle Ages. Despite its size, this shield was extremely useful during duels and was actively used as a means of defense and even attack.
The main difference between the buckler is that if an ordinary European medieval shield was attached to the forearm with belt loops, then the buckler was held by a special handle with a fist grip, which is why it received the nickname “fist shield”. In combat, it was used both for defense and for striking.